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Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.

 

Articles About Climate Change

A man takes part in a protest against the carbon tax in central Sydney
Clive Palmer’s Party Could Determine Swing Vote on Carbon Tax Repeal

By IBTimes AU

The political party of Australian billionaire Clive Palmer may be young and new, but it could possibly hold the swing vote in the upcoming federal election in November. (Apr 23)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 11, 2014. REUTERS/Parker Song/Pool
Australian Mining Billionaire Clive Palmer Opposes Tony Abbott's Direct Action Plan, Thinks It's 'Hopeless'

By IBTimes AU

Clive Palmer, Australia's mining billionaire, will be turning his back on Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Direct Action policy saying it was a "waste of money." (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TAX POLICY

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook Holds up the New iPad Air During an Apple Event in San Francisco, California
Apple Inc Q2 Earnings Predictions Reveal Low iPad Sales; Apple Celebrates Earth Day with Green-Themed Stores

By IBTimes AU

A day before Apple is due to reveal its earnings report for Q2 FY 2014, Fortune magazine has compiled the company's predictions from 37 analysts. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., IPAD, RETAIL

International Mother Earth Day 2014 (Photo: The Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell, Wikimedia Commons)
Earth Day 2014: History, Origin and Significance; 10 Inspiring Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart

By IBTimes IN

Earth Day aka International Mother Earth Day 2014 - Here is the history, origin and significance of the day, and 10 inspiring quotes. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Tony Abbott's Budget Cuts on Research a Declaration of War on Science

By IBTimes AU

Australia's scientists have found one common enemy in the person of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Since Mr Abbott won the September 2013 election, some of the country's brilliant researchers have complained that their funding has been cut. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key speaks at a luncheon in Sydney February 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Brendon Thorne/Pool
New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS

Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 21, 2013. Several major environmental groups, including Greenpeace and WWF, have walke
Attention Climate Change Skeptics: Man-made Emissions Cause Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, UNITED NATIONS

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Australia Remains Silent Amid Global Warming And Calls For Renewable Energy Use

By IBTimes AU

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is known as a World Heritage site and the worsening effects of climate change have sparked fears that it would soon be destroyed and die. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, RENEWABLE ENERGY, UNITED NATIONS, TONY ABBOTT

An environmental activist places his hand on a giant globe in a rally demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 16, 2013.
Climate Change: New Zealand, Australia Needs to Do 'More' to Help Reduce Global Gas Emissions

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found global carbon emissions have increased faster between the years 2000 and 2010 compared to the last 30 years. The IPCC said attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions continue to fail. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Tony Abbott Accused of Leading Australia to an 'Environmental Train Wreck'

By IBTimes AU

Australian scientists have accused Prime Minister Tony Abbott of engineering an "environmental train wreck" less than one year in office. They said the changes Mr Abbott is implementing may cause "irreversible" damage to some of the most vulnerable ecosystems. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES